Archives for June 2014

National Women Leadership Supporting My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

By: April Ryan, The following letter was sent to President Barack Obama from national women community and faith leaders in strong support of the My Brother's Keeper initiative. Among those who signed the letter are Melanie Campbell, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Rev. Cynthia Hale, and … [Read more...]

Focusing on the Economic Priorities for the Middle Class Nationwide

Source: In this week's address, the President discussed his recent trip to Minneapolis where he met a working mother named Rebekah, who wrote the President to share the challenges her family and many middle-class Americans are facing where they work hard and sacrifice yet still can't … [Read more...]

Inside the White House with Valerie Jarrett

Source: NBC News NBC’s Cynthia McFadden profiles one of the president’s closest advisers during a day in the White House … [Read more...]

GOP Builds its Case Against President Obama

By: April Ryan, | AURN The United State Supreme Court has ruled President Obama's recess appointments did not have the constitution authority needed. The president made the appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The United States Senate was holding … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Passing of Howard Baker

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2014 Statement by the President on the Passing of Howard Baker Michelle and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Howard Baker. Howard was many things over the course of his career – from Senate … [Read more...]

Proclomation: African Growth and Opportunity Act

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2014 Attached is a proclamation signed by the President today, to take certain actions under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for other purposes. 2014agoa.prc.rel (PDF) # … [Read more...]

Air Force One Pool Note from the Supreme Court Decisions

On the SCOTUS recess appointment decision – “We’re of course deeply disappointed in today’s decision… we are, however, pleased that the court recognized the president’s executive authority as exercised by presidents going all the way back to George Washington.” White House Press Secretary Josh … [Read more...]

Working Families May Have Bipartisan Approval

By: April Ryan, | AURN The White House embraces the Republican Party saying the President's working families initiative is bi-partisan. The President among other ideas is researching new ideas for paid family leave and allowing government workers the right to request flex time. … [Read more...]

Obama Honors NASCAR’s Johnson for 6th Sprint Cup

    By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson deserves a permanent visitor's pass to the White House since he's been there so many times. Obama recognized Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports team members on Wednesday for … [Read more...]

WH Hosts Summit on Working Families

By April Ryan, | AURN The White House hosts a day long Summit on Working Families where President Obama will be making some announcements  on issues like flex time and efforts to research the  issue of paid leave.  The United States lags behind other countries as they combine the … [Read more...]